How Many Ferrari F40 Were Made, And How Many Are Left? (2022)

The Ferrari F40 is perhaps the most iconic car ever, and one of the most common questions I get asked is how many were made? Lots of numbers are thrown around, but this is the best estimate of how many Ferrari F40s there are.

Production of the Ferrari F40 started in 1997 and 1,311 F40s were built in total, of which 213 cars were delivered to the US market. Many have crashed over the years, but there are still well over 1,000 cars in existence. In the UK there are currently 94 road registered Ferrari F40s.

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FERRARI F40 PRODUCTION DETAILS

Production Start1987
Production End1992
Chassis Number Start76,624
Chassis Number End95,317
Total F40s Made1,311

WHY DON’T WE KNOW THE EXACT NUMBER LEFT?

The numbers above show the total number that was made, but obviously, we have lost some of those over the years. The number of cars left is hotly contested! It’s pretty hard to say for sure just how many Ferrari F40s remain for a few reasons:

1. THERE IS NO CENTRAL DATABASE

It would be great if there were a central database of all the Ferrari F40s by chassis number, and where they are today. Ferrari certainly has the model details, and back in 1997 the value of that data just was not realised. Besides, 32 years have passed since the car was launched, and cars have changed hands so many times since.

At SupercarTribe we are trying to build a Registry database of all the cars by their chassis numbers, and it’s a mammoth task! We will get there so stay tuned.

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2. IT WAS EXPENSIVE TO BUY

Expensive cars tend to be 2nd, 3rd, or even 10th cars, so minor accidents will almost always mean that the cars will end up back on the road. Cheaper, regular cars are disposable and often uneconomical to repair. That’s not always the case with the Ferrari F40, although see #3!

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3. MANY WERE RE-BUILT

The F40 is a relatively simple car. The interior is as basic as it gets, the front and rear are complete single-piece units. The problem is the parts are very, very expensive. The kevlar hood, for example, is not easy to fix, and so often parts are changed in whole.

This hasn’t stopped owners spending often eye-watering sums of money to repair crashed cars to keep them on the road. So often you may see images of a crashed car and assume it’s beyond repair. All it needs is a few expensive body panels and a repair expert and its back on the road (simplified of course).

I recently interviewed a Ferrari F40 LM owner who had commissioned a complete restoration of his Ferrari F40 LM to Michelotti Spec. It was fascinating to hear what was involved, and you can listen to the podcast here:

Pordcast: The Four Year Ferrari F40 LM Restoration.

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4. THE TALE OF THE RESURRECTING FERRARI F40

Eleven years ago I tried to buy a Ferrari F40 in Saudi Arabia. There were rumours of a super low mileage car that the owner dropped to a garage many years ago and forgotten about.

(Video) Ferrari F40 History | Ferrari History

The car had been stripped back to fix a fault, at which point the mechanic had run out of skills. The car was rumoured to be in boxes and stripped bare. We all thought that the car was lost, but after much searching I found it!

What followed was a game of Chinese whispers with the garage owner and the F40 owner, where I was trying to negotiate the purchase. It seemed that the owner had forgotten that he had dropped the car at the garage!

But having been reminded he realised he liked the car too much to sell. The other factor, of course, was that prices were rising to the point where today prices have reached the £1m price bracket for an average car.

The car was put back together, restored, and then sold through auction. I guess what I’m saying is that even when you think the car is dead, if it’s an F40 it probably isn’t!

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5. FERRARI F40 – KING OF THE ROAD, QUEEN OF THE GARAGE!

I know of a guy who lives in West London in a small terrace house, still with his mum and dad no less. The house is tiny, and the road has next to no parking. The houses are relatively cheap, and generally, it’s not a desirable area to live in.

This chap is also not wealthy and has a regular job as an engineer with an airline. He should not be a Ferrari F40 Owner, yet he is. About 15-20 years ago when prices hit rock bottom, he managed to pick up an F40 for less than the £100k mark. He still has the car today and is only the second owner.

The F40 is stored in a warehouse and comes out only once a year. Neither his neighbours nor friends know the car exists. But it does, and he owns it. Today this low owner, low mileage car is worth well over £1m.

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Since the Ferrari F40 is used so little, and the value is now at an all time high, damaged cars are generally put back on the road. This means that more than 1k cars still exist.

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WERE ALL THE FERRARI F40S RED?

Believe it or not, not all Ferrari F40s were built in Red, or Rosso Corsa as it’s known in Ferrari speak. But you can be forgiven for thinking it was the only colour was Rosso, because 84% of them were delivered in Red.

At least nine cars are understood to have been delivered in Yellow, or Giallo Fly. A further two cars were delivered in Black (known as Nero), including one ordered by the President of Napoli FC for no less than Diago Maradona himself! Not a bad gift for sure.

A number of other cars have received cosmetic surgery over the years and have had colour changes. Additional Black and Yellow cars have appeared on the market, and new colour resprays including Silver, White, and a variety of shades of blue have also come into existence.

I was fortunate to have witnessed a car going through a blue colour change during a visit to Italy around 2016. I was visiting the Ferrari factory and took my own car toCarrozzeria Zanasi, the official Ferrari garage just across the road from the famous factory wind tunnel.

They had an F40 that they had just completed, changed from Red to Baby Blue with a central stripe! This was definitely a unique car, and although not to everyone’s liking was certainly different. I was fortunate to have seen that car before anyone else did.

On that, if you are wondering why the F40 ended up at Zanasi, let me tell you a little bit about them. If you order a new Ferrari with any sort of special paintwork (stripe, two-tone, etc). The car is painted by hand at the Zanasi facilities, next to the factory.

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If for example, the car is Rosso with a stripe, the “body in white” will first be painted at the Ferrari facilities in Rosso Corsa. The car shell will then be delivered to the Zanasi factory for the stripe to be hand-painted. Once done, it is then delivered to the Ferrari factory across the road for assembly. I know this because Mr Zanasi himself gave me a guided tour and explained the process to me.

So there you have it. The baby blue with stripe Ferrari F40 was resprayed in perhaps the most appropriate place in the world. Doesn’t get much better than that!

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RELATED FERRARI F40 QUESTIONS:

Some other questions that we are often asked.

IS THE FERRARI F40 RARE?

The Ferrari F40 is comparatively not a rare car. With 1,311 car made, it is significantly more common than the Ferrari 288 GTO (272 units), Ferrari F50 (349 units), Ferrari Enzo (449 units), Ferrari LaFerrari (499 units), and the Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta (210 units).

IS THE FERRARI F40 STREET LEGAL?

The Ferrari F40 was designed with the track in mind, but the car is fully street legal. 213 cars were homologated for the USA, leaving 1,098 cars delivered to the rest of the world. Of these, a small number were developed by Michelotto of Padova creating the LM and GT-E versions for track use only.

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WHAT ENGINE DOES THE FERRARI F40 HAVE?

The heart of the Ferrari F40 is a 2,936cc, Twin Turbo V8 Engine. The Euro-spec car delivered 478 PS (352 kW; 471 hp) of power, while the US-spec car gave 484 PS; 356 kW (477 hp) of power. This allowed the Ferrari F40 to reach 201 mph, and accelerate from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in just 4.1 seconds.

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FAQs

How Many Ferrari F40 Were Made, And How Many Are Left? ›

Ferrari F40
Production1987–1992 1,315 produced
AssemblyMaranello, Italy
DesignerPietro Camardella under the supervision of Aldo Brovarone at Pininfarina Nicola Materazzi (Chief Engineer);
Body and chassis
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How many F40 Ferraris are left? ›

Production of the Ferrari F40 started in 1997 and 1,311 F40s were built in total, of which 213 cars were delivered to the US market. Many have crashed over the years, but there are still well over 1,000 cars in existence. In the UK there are currently 94 road registered Ferrari F40s.

How rare is the Ferrari F40? ›

The Ferrari was considered the “ultimate supercar” and was a considerable achievement for the company. Ferrari only made 1,315 units of the F40, making this even more rare than usual. What made this particular supercar ultra-rare?

How many black F40 were made? ›

Ferrari F40 in Red (92235) Ferrari F40 in White (87455) Ferrari F40 in Black (89431)

How much is a Ferrari F40 worth today? ›

The average collector car value of a Ferrari F40 for sale has climbed to a point where figures near the $2 million mark are not uncommon. For those who are interested in purchasing a Ferrari F40, we have a selection of pristine examples for sale.

What is the rarest Ferrari? ›

Even the Ferrari F40 is positively common with a fleet of 1,311 being built. However, this 1984 Ferrari 328 Convertible (serial number 49543) is the rarest of them all, being the only one in existence.

Who owns the Blue F40? ›

That's because it has become something of a worldwide social media star due to its ultra-rare blue livery and influencer owner, Sam Moores, who is the a freelance photographer, creator of the popular Car Chat podcast and boasts almost 67,000 followers on Instagram.

How many F50 are left? ›

Officially only 349 F50's left the plant in Maranello, Italy. However, the actual number of F50's produced is rumored to be closer to 390, with the extra cars going to high-ranking employees and super private and wealthy collectors.

What's the cheapest Ferrari? ›

Least Expensive: No Ferrari can be called entry-level, but the Portofino is the least expensive Ferrari on sale. This elegant roadster starts at about $215,000 before options—and, like any Ferrari, options are plentiful. Most Expensive: Ferrari's performance acumen is showcased in the SF90 Stradale.

Was every F40 red? ›

All Ferrari F40s came from the factory painted an identical shade of red. Somewhere along the way, this one veered away from tradition. Ferrari only offered the legendary F40 in Rosso Corsa , but that didn't stop a few owners from having their cars repainted in the color of their choice.

How much did gas monkey pay for the F40? ›

A whopping $695,000 was spent on the whole project by Gas Monkey Garage in 2013, including the $400,000 which was shelled out to buy the wrecked supercar. After it was reborn in 40 days with modern tech, the black F40 was auctioned off for $742,500, with baseball star Reggie Jackson placing the winning bid.

How much is a 1990 Ferrari F40 worth today? ›

Although the F40 isn't the most expensive Ferrari around, buyers can expect to shell out well over $1,000,000 for one. Hemmings has one on offer for $1.6M. DuPont Registry has three listed now, including one for $1.55M, a low mileage (3,294 mi) example for nearly $2M, and a 1990 model at a steal for just $1.35M.

What is the cheapest Ferrari F40? ›

Q: What was the lowest recorded sale price for a Ferrari F40? A: The lowest recorded sale price was $1,017,000 for a 1992 Ferrari F40 on March 08 2019.

Why is F40 so special? ›

Powerful, sleek, and definitely minimalistic, the Ferrari F40 would evolve into a luxury car like no other. This luxury performance car features stunning good looks as well as incredible speed. And such a valuable package has held value over time, as F40s routinely sell for over $1 million.

How many Ferrari Laferraris were made? ›

Drivers seeking an incredibly rare modern Ferrari should set their sights on the LaFerrari Aperta: only 210 models were produced.

Who bought the 70 million dollar Ferrari? ›

Because, during that year, a man named David MacNeil of Chicago, USA, the founder of the automotive accessory manufacturer WeatherTech, bought a silver 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO (chassis number #4293GT) for a jaw-dropping $70 million. The highest price ever paid for a car.

How many Ferrari F40 are in the US? ›

Ferrari F40 Price and Production

Although the production run was originally planned to be limited to 400 units, a total of 1,311 Ferrari F40 models were produced, with 213 arriving in the United States.

How much does a 1987 Ferrari F40 cost? ›

approximately US$400,000

How much did F40 Blu sell for? ›

The Instagram-famous 1989 Ferrari F40 'F40 BLU' belonging to photographer and Car Chat podcast host Sam Moores sold for £1,000,500 on The Market by Bonhams, the first time a car on a dedicated online-only auction site has sold for this figure.

How fast is a Ferrari F40? ›

201 mph

Which car is only 1 in the world? ›

1. 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO. There are lots of priceless, money-can't-buy Ferraris, but the 250 GTO is the cream of the crop. Launched in 1962, only 39 models were ever made, hence the car's present-day rarity.

What car has only 2 in the world? ›

KOENIGSEGG made only 2 TREVITA'S for the World, and this is No. 2 of 2. In addition it is the only USA Spec TREVITA Built in the World. The Origin of the car is Sweden.

What is worth more F40 or F50? ›

Finally, whereas the F40 was built in an impressive 1,315 units, the F50 was limited to just 349 examples.
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So the F50 is more exclusive and more expensive to buy in 2020.
Engine4.7-liter 60-valve V-12 With Chain-Driven Quad Camshafts And Dry-Sump Lubrication
Top Speed (MPH)202 mph
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May 8, 2021

What is the fastest Ferrari? ›

The Ferrari 812 Superfast is the Most Powerful & Fastest Road-going Ferrari Ever. Ferrari Bentley Lotus of Denver. The Ferrari 812 Superfast is the Most Powerful & Fastest Road-going Ferrari Ever.

How many Ferrari 250 GTO are left in the world? ›

It was the third 250 GTO to ever leave the Maranello production line, though it's widely believed that all 36 examples remain in existence today. Each road-legal racer left the Italian factory with a 3.0-litre V12 engine under the bonnet that produces a quoted 300bhp.

Is a Ferrari F40 a good investment? ›

With those figures taken into account across an average of all examples sold, if you purchased a Ferrari F40 in 2020 and decided to sell in 2022, your annual return could be as much as 22.67 per cent.

What is better Ferrari or Lambo? ›

Ferrari offers a long heritage of racing history and a certain nostalgia and prestige that many drivers want. Lamborghini provides more power and innovation, setting itself apart as a car maker that grabs your interest and doesn't let go. Both offer speed, elegance, and first-rate driving experiences.

What is the cheapest Bugatti? ›

The price of a Bugatti

The Veyron is the cheapest Bugatti model at $1.9 million, as per Luxe Digital. The W16 engine alone is powered by four turbochargers costing $6,400 each.

Who bought the gas monkey F40? ›

Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufman purchased it as a salvage title for $400,000. The Ferrari F40 was acquired using money Scott gained from his fraud.

Is the F40 road legal? ›

Nelson Ireson September 22, 2014 Comment Now! If you've ever hungered for a Ferrari F40, you're not alone. If you've ever wanted an even more uncorked racing version of the F40, but still legal to drive on the street, you're exactly the right kind of crazy.

Does the Ferrari F40 have AC? ›

The F40 has no driver aids

That means no ABS (the F40's brakes aren't even power-assisted), no power assist in the rack and pinion steering, and no air-conditioning system, carpets, door trim, or door handles.

Who owns the black F40? ›

The next time the black F40 made the news was in November 2017, when its owner, Richard Scott, a parking lot operator for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities in Los Angeles, was arrested for his part in a 15-year bribery scheme that bilked the VA of more than $13 million.

How many black F50 were made? ›

With a 0-60 mph time of 3.8 seconds, the F50 was extremely quick, and with only 349 ever built, it's extremely rare. Only four of those were originally painted black, making this an extremely sought-after example.

How much is a 1991 Ferrari F40 worth? ›

From the February 1991 issue of Car and Driver. Here are twelve things you should know about the Ferrari F40: Its sticker price is $399,150. But dealers are getting about $700,000 for one, a bargain from last summer's peak price of $900,000 and change.

What is the most expensive car ever sold? ›

A rare 1955 Mercedes-Benz DMLRY -0.40%▼ vehicle known for its speed, design and engineering is now the most expensive car ever sold at auction. RM Sotheby's sold a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe for a record 135 million euros, or $142 million, the auction house specializing in cars said Thursday.

How many F40 LM are there? ›

Only 19 F40 LMs were ever built, and this particular car was used as a prototype while the road-going F40 was being designed. Michelotto did the conversion in 1992, it was bought by Michel Ferté in '94, and it finished 12th at Le Mans in '95.

What colors did the F40 come in? ›

All F40 models were painted rosso corsa, Ferrari's trademark red color. However, when people got their hands on one of the cars it was often painted another shade, most notably black and yellow.

How many Ferrari F50 are there? ›

While over 1,300 Ferrari F40s exist, the F50 was limited to just 349 units.

How much is an F50 worth? ›

A: The average price of a Ferrari F50 is $2,874,833. Q: What years was the Ferrari F50 sold? A: The Ferrari F50 was sold for model years 1995 to 1997.

How much did a Ferrari F40 cost in 1992? ›

Journalists in Europe had already used plenty of ink documenting what a sensational performer the car was by the time the F40 hit American shores that some new owners paid almost three times the approximate $400,000 list price.

Is the Ferrari F40 the best car ever? ›

The Ferrari F40 is a car that has gone down in the history of the motor car as one of the greatest supercars of all time. It can trace its roots back to the Ferrari 308 of the early 1980s, although it's a very different beast to that car.

How many LaFerraris does Justin Bieber own? ›

Only 499 LaFerraris will ever exist. Build slots sold out in 2013, the same year the car was announced. Justin Bieber owns one.

What is the biggest Ferrari? ›

LaFerrari
Height1,116 mm (43.9 in)
Kerb weight1,585 kg (3,495 lb)
Chronology
PredecessorEnzo Ferrari
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Who owns the most Ferraris in the world? ›

Currently, Ferrari is primarily owned by the public: 67.09% Public. 22.91% Exor N.V. (Owners of FCA) 10.00% Piero Ferrari.

How many Ferrari Laferraris were made? ›

Drivers seeking an incredibly rare modern Ferrari should set their sights on the LaFerrari Aperta: only 210 models were produced.

How many enzos are left? ›

How many Ferrari Enzos are left in the world? Less than the original 400, that's for sure. A handful of highly publicized crashes and fires have diminished the stock, but we reckon there's still more than 375 Enzos sleeping in garages around the world.

How many F50 are left? ›

Officially only 349 F50's left the plant in Maranello, Italy. However, the actual number of F50's produced is rumored to be closer to 390, with the extra cars going to high-ranking employees and super private and wealthy collectors.

How much is a 1990 Ferrari F40 worth today? ›

Although the F40 isn't the most expensive Ferrari around, buyers can expect to shell out well over $1,000,000 for one. Hemmings has one on offer for $1.6M. DuPont Registry has three listed now, including one for $1.55M, a low mileage (3,294 mi) example for nearly $2M, and a 1990 model at a steal for just $1.35M.

How many LaFerraris does Justin Bieber own? ›

Only 499 LaFerraris will ever exist. Build slots sold out in 2013, the same year the car was announced. Justin Bieber owns one.

What is the cheapest Ferrari? ›

Least Expensive: No Ferrari can be called entry-level, but the Portofino is the least expensive Ferrari on sale. This elegant roadster starts at about $215,000 before options—and, like any Ferrari, options are plentiful. Most Expensive: Ferrari's performance acumen is showcased in the SF90 Stradale.

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